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Shanghai issues rainstorm warning as Typhoon Chanthu influences weather outlook

By Zhou Wenting in Shanghai | | Updated: 2021-09-12 15:26
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A pedestrian walks against gales on a road in Minhang district in East China's Shanghai, July 25, 2021. [Photo/Xinhua]

The Shanghai meteorological authority issued a rainstorm warning at noon Sunday, reminding residents that influenced by Typhoon Chanthu, several regions in the city may expect accumulated rainfall amounting to 50 millimeters or above over the following six hours.

The region includes the central and northern downtown areas, northern Pudong district and Baoshan, Jiading and Qingpu districts.

Chanthu, the 14th typhoon this year, is moving north at the speed of 15 to 20 km per hour. It is forecast to approach the northeastern part of Taiwan on Sunday afternoon and make landfall or go through Zhejiang's Zhoushan Islands at noontime Monday.

It may make landfall at southern Shanghai on Monday night. Citywide, heavy rainfalls are expected in Shanghai on Monday and Tuesday. It may end its influence to the municipality on Thursday, according to the Shanghai meteorological authority.

The Shanghai Railways Bureau said train operations may be adjusted for safety according to the dynamic changes of the typhoon.

Some coastal train routes in Zhejiang province will be suspended from Monday to Wednesday, according to the latest schedule released at noontime Sunday.

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