2018-08-01: A tropical storm developed over the north-west Pacific, which is forecast to hit coastal areas surrounding Hangzhou Bay south of Shanghai on Thursday (02 August) and Friday (03 August). Particularly affected are the cities of Shanghai, Ningbo, Suzhou, and Nanjing, as well as neighbouring cities in the provinces of Zhejiang, Jiangsu, and Anhui.
Heavy rainfalls are to be expected beforehand, which may cause floods, flash floods and landslides. Due to high winds, storm damage is possible in the areas directly affected by the tropical storm. (Air-)Traffic disruptions are to be expected. Travellers are advised to exercise elevated caution near mountainsides and rivers.