Shanghai Cuts Transport as Typhoon Chanthu Moves up Coast

BEIJING—Flights and trains were canceled in Shanghai, China’s largest city, as Typhoon Chanthu moved up the Chinese coast Monday after bringing heavy rain and wind to Taiwan. Local media reported all flights were suspended from Shanghai’s two airports. Some subway lines were shut down, while classes and many offices and shops were closed for the day. The typhoon was in waters off Shanghai at mid-afternoon, with maximum winds of 151 kilometers (94 miles) per hour, the China Meteorological Association said. Chanthu drenched Taiwan with up to 13 centimeters (5 inches) of rain on Sunday as the storm’s center passed the island’s east coast with winds of 162 kph (101 mph) and gusts up to 198 kph (124 mph), before heading north to Shanghai. After dumping rain on Shanghai, Chanthu is forecast to head farther north and then tack northeast toward South Korea and Japan. The storm grazed the island of …

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