Typhoon Chanthu hovered over a port in China, drenching the country’s eastern coast but failing to make landfall on Monday.
Footage shows Chanthu bringing heavy rain over a Shanghai port on Tuesday morning. The storm has also prompted the closure of ports in Zhoushan and Ningbo in nearby Zhejiang province, as well as triggered flight cancellations in Shanghai on Monday.
Chanthu, which has been downgraded from a super typhoon on Sunday, remains a formidable storm, and is forecasted to lash eastern China, including Jiangsu, Zhejiang, and Shanghai until Wednesday. The Ministry of Water Resources has issued a mild Level-IV emergency response for floods.
The typhoon spared China a direct hit, lingering over the mouth of the Yangtze River on Tuesday. The National Meteorological Center said the typhoon is expected to weaken on Wednesday night as it moves northeast towards Japan and South Korea.