Super-typhoon Soulik is edging closer to Shanghai, with the eye observed 1,300 kilometers southeast of the city at 2pm yesterday, the Shanghai Meteorological Bureau said.
It will bring showers and cooler temperatures over the weekend.
When Typhoon Haikui hit China last year, Shanghai closed its parks, banned outdoor activities, canceled summer classes, and suspended outdoor construction.
Typhoon Matsa in 2005 was the strongest to hit Shanghai in the past decade. Four people died, and more than 200 flights were delayed.