Alert level raised as typhoon Jongdari approaches

The city's weather authority upgraded the blue typhoon alert to yellow, the second of a three-tier system, at noon on Thursday as typhoon Jongdari approaches.

The city's weather authority upgraded the typhoon alert level to yellow, the second of a three-tier system, at noon on Thursday as typhoon Jongdari approaches.

Jongdari arrived at waters 490 kilometers southeast of Shanghai at around 8am this morning. It will very likely make landfall in Shanghai tomorrow morning.

Gusty winds and heavy rainfall are forecast to sweep across the city from tonight.

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