A strong sandstorm hit many coastal districts of Sindh and Balochistan. Visibility on the road is no more than 200 meters in some places it dropped to 50 meters. The difficulties experienced with landing aircraft on international and domestic routes from several South-Pakistani airports (Sukkur, Nawabshah, Quetta and Gavadar). Many of them just turns around and flew back or landing at airports in other counties. For reasons of security at the airport in Karachi to improved weather conditions, thousands of passengers have been detained by public and private airlines.
Forecasters said the storm, wrapped in dense shroud south of Pakistan, came from Iran and may be delayed for 12 hours, or even daily. Low pressure zone over Pakistan and humidity levels, which fell on the eve of up to 65%, attracted the northwestern Iranian wind lifted a large amount of sand in the air. The temperature dropped drastically.