Typhoon Shanghai

According to the China Meteorological Administration (CMA), Chan-hom made landfall in Zhoushan city, Zhejiang Province at 11th July 4:40 p.m. local time Saturday.   Zhoushan is along the coast just southeast of, and across Hangzhou Bay from, Shanghai.

This was the strongest landfalling storm to hit within 200 miles of Shanghai in at least 35 years, according to Weather Underground’s

Typhoon-force winds (74 mph or greater) began to reach the coast of China in the Zhejiang Province Saturday morning, local time. An observation station well south of Shanghai at Shipu reported sustained winds of 74 mph and a gust to 110 mph. Shanghai’s Pudong International Airport saw a peak gust of 56 mph at 11 a.m. local time Saturday.

The China Meteorological Administration raised a “red warning of typhoon” Friday morning for Zhejiang and Fujian provinces. Several other areas were placed under orange and yellow typhoon warnings, including areas as far north as Qingdao.

Xinhua News Agency said around 1.1 million people were evacuated from coastal areas. The country’s railway service said more than 100 trains between the region’s cities are canceled through Sunday and over 600 flights were canceled on Saturday.

Chan-hom’s large wind field and its recent intensity enabled it to generate storm surge along the East China seaboard, although it is not immediately clear how much sea-level rise occurred. That threat ended Sunday as winds began blowing offshore (from the west, generally) in the wake of Chan-hom.

Shanghai sea port was effected and reopen on Sunday. All vessels which scheduled last week & this week are delayed at least 4~5 days, due to the congestion in port