Typhoon brings heavy rain, winds to Shanghai

Beijing: A typhoon brought high winds and heavy rains to China’s eastern coastal areas including the financial hub of Shanghai early on Tuesday.

China’s National Meteorological Center said Typhoon Hagiput made landfall in Zhejiang province around 3:30 a.m., with winds blowing up to 136.8 kilometers per hour at its center.

It was moving north at around 25 kilometers (16 miles) per hour and was expected gradually turn in a northeasterly direction, heading out to sea again on Wednesday and moving toward the Korean Peninsula. China had ordered evacuations of vulnerable coastal areas in Zhejiang and Fujian provinces to the south, recalled fishing boats and suspended ferry service and some trains. (AP)

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