As Typhoon Chanthu moves up the coast, Shanghai reduces transportation.

Typhoon Chanthu

Flights and train service in Shanghai, China’s largest city, were canceled Monday as Typhoon Chanthu moved up the mainland coast after bringing heavy rain and wind to Taiwan.

Typhoon Chanthu
Typhoon Chanthu

According to local media, all flights from Shanghai’s two airports would be suspended as of 3 p.m. (0700 GMT) Monday. Some subway lines were closed, and many offices and shops were closed for the day.

According to the China Meteorological Association, the typhoon was in waters off Shanghai by mid-afternoon, with maximum winds of 151 kilometers (94 miles) per hour.

On Sunday, Chanthu dumped up to 13 centimeters (5 inches) of rain on Taiwan as the storm’s center passed the island’s east coast with winds of 162 kph (101 mph) and gusts of 198 kph (124 mph) before heading north to Shanghai.

After dumping rain on Shanghai, Chanthu is expected to move north and then northeast toward South Korea and Japan.

The storm passed over the Philippines’ Luzon island last week, but no flooding or damage was reported.

In the North Atlantic, central North Pacific, and eastern North Pacific, typhoons are known as hurricanes, but they are the same weather phenomenon.

Typhoon In-fa made landfall south of Shanghai in late July, disrupting flight schedules and forcing the evacuation of approximately 330,000 residents of the city’s southernmost district, Fengxian.

Torrential rains and flooding killed at least 292 people in Zhengzhou, a major city in the central province of Henan, in July, including some who were trapped in the city’s subway tunnels.