Shanghai suspends schools, flights as typhoon approaches

Authorities in Shanghai and neighbouring coastal regions cancelled flights and suspended schools, subways and trains as Typhoon Chanthu approached China.

The storm, with winds of more than 170 kilometres per hour near its eye, had been downgraded from a super typhoon to a strong typhoon on Sunday evening and was expected to gradually weaken, Shanghai city authorities said in a post on their official WeChat account. But it was still expected to bring strong winds and heavy rain to coastal regions.