2021-09-14 10:42


Provinces Issue Highest Alert for Typhoon Chanthu!

Source: OT-Team(S,J), weather.com.cn, Global Times

Photo taken on Sept 13, 2021 shows high waves brought by Typhoon Chanthu near Dongsha scenic area of Zhoushan, East China's Zhejiang province. East China's Zhejiang province has upgraded its emergency response to Typhoon Chanthu to the highest level, closing schools as well as suspending air and rail services in several cities. [Photo/Xinhua]

Typhoon Chanthu, the 14th typhoon of 2021, has been approaching China's eastern coasts.

According to the Orange Alert for Typhoon released at 6pm on September 13th, the center of Typhoon Chanthu was located on the sea about 180 kilometers southeast of Shanghai at 5pm. The possibility for Typhoon Chanthu to make landfall in Shanghai is basically ruled out based on the latest observations, however the strong wind and heavy rainfall will continue until September 15th.

Weather forecast for East Coast Area

From 20: 00 on the 13th to 20: 00 on the 14th, there will be 6-8 level strong winds in the central and southern part of the Yellow Sea, the East China Sea, the east of Taiwan, the northern coast of Zhejiang, the coast of Shanghai, the coast of Jiangsu, Hangzhou Bay, and the Yangtze Estuary. In some areas the wind force of the typhoon will be level 9-10, and the wind of the nearby sea area passing by the typhoon center will be up to level 11-14and with level 15-16 gusts.

Rainfall forecast: From 20: 00 on the 13th to 20: 00 on the 14th, there will be heavy rainfall in most parts of Shanghai, northeastern Zhejiang, and parts of the area south of the Huai River in Jiangsu.

Zhejiang upgraded emergency response to Typhoon Chanthu to highest level

Zhejiang had made full preparation for the upcoming typhoon. The province had upgraded its emergency response to level I (the highest level) starting at 6:30 pm Sunday, local authorities said. The coastal passenger transport lines in Zhejiang and water engineering projects have all been suspended, as well as the province's port operations. Parts of coastal cities including Ningbo, Zhoushan and Taizhou all announced to suspend classes for primary and secondary schools and kindergartens on Monday and Tuesday.

Photo taken on Sept 13, 2021 shows one citizen riding to work in the rain in Ningbo

Photo taken on Sept 13, 2021 shows the cleaning worker unblocking the pipeline in street in Ningbo

Shanghai, The impact of wind and heavy rain continues

Shanghai had set the emergency response to Typhoon Chanthu to level since noon of September 13.

All primary and secondary schools and kindergartens in Shanghai will also suspend classes on Monday afternoon and Tuesday. 

Affected by the typhoon, Shanghai Metro Line 2 extended eastward (Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Station to Pudong International Airport Station), Line 5, Line 16, Pujiang Line and Maglev Line were all suspended.

From 00:00 on the 13th, more than 80% of the inbound and outbound flights at Shanghai Pudong Airport and Hongqiao Airport have been reduced and cancelled. After 11am, all flights in and out Pudong Airport were cancelled; after 3pm, all all flights in and out Hongqiao Airport were cancelled.

Photo taken on Sept 13, 2021 shows a pupil of No.1 Primary School in Julu Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai, wear rainproof equipment when leaving school [Photo/Xinhua]

On September 13, Shanghai Putuo District. Affected by the typhoon, a billboard by the shopping mall was overturned, a lady passing by was hit, and immediately fell to the ground. Soon more than 10 people gathered around and lifted the billboard together.

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