East China restoring air link disrupted by Muifa typhoon

SHANGHAI, August 7 (Itar-Tass) — Flights cancelled over typhoon Muifa that hit East China gradually resume.

The airports of Shanghai and Hangzhou cancelled all inbound and outbound flights on Saturday evening, but within hours plan to fully return to the normal mode, the aviation authorities said on Sunday.

Dozens of flights still remain delayed or cancelled. However, most air carriers have already announced their readiness to take all passengers delayed in airports to places of destination within the shortest possible time, as weather conditions considerably improved.

The typhoon is sweeping along China’s eastern coast. At 6:00 local time (02:00 Moscow time) it crossed the latitude where Shanghai is located. At this time wind gusts in the city’s coastal districts reached up to 40 meters per second. Rains have been pouring down since Saturday.

No victims or destructions have been reported.

Weather forecasters say Muifa may strongly hit Shandong Province, which the typhoon is expected to approach on Monday evening.



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