Tropical Cyclone CHANTHU is moving northwards over the East China Sea, off the central-eastern coast of China. On 13 September at 0.00 UTC, its centre was located about 220 km south-east of Ningbo City (Zhejiang Province), with maximum sustained winds of 157 km/h.
According to media, pre-emptive evacuations were carried out, and a number of flights were cancelled in Ningbo.
CHANTHU is forecast to weaken as it moves northwards, approaching Shanghai Metropolitan Area on 14 September, with maximum sustained winds up to 120 km/h. After that, it is expected to turn east-northwards and move towards the southern coast of South Korea, on 16-17 September.
A red typhoon warning has been issued for central-eastern China. On 13-15 September, heavy to very heavy rain with strong winds are forecast specifically for areas from southeastern Jiangsu, Shanghai and northern Zhejiang Provinces.