Typhoon In-fa
Source: The Earth Observing System Data and Information System of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration of the United States.

Travel Alert July 2021: Typhoon In-fa to Affect Shanghai and Northeastern China

If Shanghai and northeastern China are in your travel plans over the next couple of days, you may want to consider delaying your travel — or, at least, keep yourself updated as to the latest information pertaining to the weather — due to Typhoon In-fa.

Travel Alert July 2021: Typhoon In-fa to Affect Shanghai and Northeastern China

Typhoon In-fa
Source: The Earth Observing System Data and Information System of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration of the United States.

Maximum sustained winds of this storm — which is located approximately 270 miles southeast of the city of Shanghai and is moving north northwest at approximately eight miles per hour — are 75 miles per hour, with wind gusts of up to 92 miles per hour, which means that Typhoon In-fa is currently a minimal Category 1 typhoon.

Landfall of the eye of this storm is expected to occur somewhere near the city of Wenzhou as early as the evening of Sunday, July 25, 2021.

Wind damage and power outages — as well as torrential rainfall, localized flooding, a dangerous storm surge along the coast, and possible mudslides — are expected to occur and affect coastal northeastern China — including the cities of Shanghai and Hangzhou.

Both Shanghai Pudong International Airport and Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport are expected to be closed all day on Sunday, July 25, 2021 — meaning that most flights will likely be canceled.

Northern Taiwan and the southern islands of Japan — including Okinawa — will not be directly impacted by the storm; but they — as well as flights to and from them — may be affected.

Flight Waivers, Delays and Cancellations

If you are traveling to Shanghai or northeastern China over the next couple of days, expect delays and cancellations of flights. Keep up to date on the latest information pertaining to this tropical weather system which may adversely affect your travel plans. Better yet, postponing or canceling your trip might be a better option — no matter which mode of travel you plan on taking.

If you have a flight scheduled, your flight may be delayed or canceled — and you may be eligible for a waiver of a fee to change your itinerary. If you are driving in any of these areas, watch out for deteriorating weather conditions and traffic problems.

Here is one airline which has officially issued a travel alert as a result of this tropical weather system:

  • Delta Air Lines has issued a travel alert for Shanghai for Friday, July 23, 2021 through Sunday, July 25, 2021; and Friday, July 30, 2021 is the last day on which tickets must be reissued and rebooked travel must begin.

Summary

Be sure to contact your airline or transportation provider for the latest information pertaining to your travels — if they are adversely affected — and please: travel safely.

Source: The Earth Observing System Data and Information System of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration of the United States.

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