Typhoon Kong-rey to bring gusty winds

Typhoon Kong-rey will bring gusty gale up to force 8 in downtown area and force 10 around the coastal areas of Shanghai on Friday, said the city's flood prevention headquarters.
Wang Rongjiang / SHINE

A man carrying an umbrella braves strong wind in Shanghai on October 5, 2018.

The 25th typhoon of this year, Kong-rey, will bring gusty gale up to force 8 in Shanghai’s downtown areas and force 10 in its coastal areas on Friday, according to the city’s flood prevention headquarters.

Kong-rey was 170 kilometers southwest offshore from Naha of Japan at 5pm on Thursday. It was moving northwest at a speed of 25 kilometers per hour.

Shi Guanghui, head of the headquarters, said coastal authorities in districts like Pudong, Fengxian, Jinshan, Chongming and Baoshan should take precautions.

Construction sites should be thoroughly inspected to prevent heavy objects from falling, Shi said.

At 3pm on Thursday, all boats at sea were ordered to sail back to berth.

Wang Rongjiang / SHINE
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