Chanthu, this year's 14th typhoon, was forecast to linger over sea waters between 100 km and 200 km east of Shanghai from Monday night to Wednesday before weakening and moving northeastward away from the city on Thursday, said the Shanghai meteorological center.
The heavy rains and strong winds brought by Chanthu are forecast to stay in the city until Thursday.
Since Sunday night, all streets and towns in the region have transferred the people living in temporary sheds, plank houses and dangerous houses on the construction site in advance, and properly arranged their food and daily necessities.
Students in Shanghai returned home at Monday noon due to the approaching Typhoon Chanthu.
More than 120 tourist attractions in Shanghai are temporarily closed on Monday and Tuesday due to the typhoon.
In addition, all landscape lights in the city were switched off on Monday night.
Produced by Xinhua Global Service