Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 11:39
Shanghai may escape Talim’s worst, forecasters said, as it is expected to move away from the city.
After reaching the East China Sea, Talim is set to make a turn and move northeast tomorrow morning, running across the middle and northern part of Zhejiang, according to Shanghai Meteorological Bureau.
Due to the peripheral influence of Talim, Shanghai will be windy today and tomorrow but only residents in coastal areas have been warned to be braced for gales.
As a precautionary measure, the city’s flood prevention headquarters has planned for primary and middle school students to be evacuated if winds get stronger.
Outdoor billboards, traffic signs and glass walls, meanwhile, will be checked to ensure they can cope with any storm.
The city has put 82 mobile water pumping vehicles and 100 personnel squads on stand-by.
The Shanghai Railway Administration has suspended ticket sales for 391 trains due to depart, arrive or pass Shanghai between now and Saturday.
Today and tomorrow will be overcast in the city, with intermittent showers downtown but heavy downpours in eastern and southern coastal areas.
The winds and rain are expected to cease on Saturday.
Weekend temperatures will range between 23 and 27 degrees Celsius.
Thanks to the wind from the sea, Shanghai had a clear sky yesterday, and good air quality will continue to the weekend, the environmental protection bureau said.
Source: Shanghai Daily