On Saturday, China closes down ports and trains in anticipation of the sixth Typhoon In-Fa in the year 2021.
In-Fa is now stationed around 395 kilometers southeast of Xiangshan County in Zhejiang, with a maximum wind speed of 144 kilometers per hour, according to the province meteorological service.
Between the afternoon and night on Sunday, the typhoon is predicted to make landfall in the eastern or northeastern coastal portions of Zhejiang province, south of Shanghai.
As it drifted northwest away from Taiwan, the storm had sustained winds of 155 kph (95 mph) with speeds up to 191 kph (120 mph), according to the meteorological department.
For the typhoon, Chinese authorities have established a level III alert, the third-highest.
The airport in Hangzhou, the province capital southwest of Shanghai, suspended 90% of flights on Sunday and was likely to cancel more on Monday, according to the newspaper Zhejiang Daily.
Heavy winds of 89 to 102 kph triggered the withdrawal of large cargo vessels from Shanghai’s Yangshan Port.
From Saturday through Thursday, train service in areas of the Yangtze River Delta region near Shanghai will be stopped as well, according to Xinhua.
As per AFP, Shanghai authorities have locked numerous parks and museums as a safeguard and instructed inhabitants to stay home.