China 'super typhoon' prompts Foreign Office warning

China 'super typhoon' prompts Foreign Office warning

Almost one million people were evacuated from coastal areas of eastern China ahead of a ‘super typhoon’ which hit the Zhejiang province.

More than 400 flights were cancelled along with 100 train services and a number of public events.

Typhoon Chan-Hom carried wind speeds of up to 107mph with reports of some 100mm of rain having fallen since Friday.

The typhoon was heading north past the city of Shanghai after hitting Taiwan and Japan earlier last week.

“The China Meteorological Administration issued its highest warning level for Super Typhoon Chan-Hom, which was forecast to bring hazardous weather and sea conditions to parts of eastern China,” the Foreign and Commonwealth Office said in an updated travel advisory.

“This may include damaging winds, flash flooding and dangerous storm surges in coastal areas.

“You should monitor the progress of approaching storms and follow the advice of the local authorities, including any evacuation orders.”

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