The typhoon’s powerful wind is expected to bring Shanghai showers tonight, however, the full brunt of the storm won’t directly hit the city. Winds are expected to hit Force 6 to Force 8 in the city over the next two days.
The Beaufort scale defines force 8 winds as: “39-46mph. Twigs broken from trees. Cars veer on road.”
The thought of cars veering on the road in Shanghai is an idea that is too difficult to imagine. That said, force 9 is described as “Light structure damage”, so we’re hoping it doesn’t climb to 47mph, for fear of “mini whirlwinds” and “shards falling down from glass walls”.
The Shanghai TV station just said on the telly that schools will be closed tomorrow. But you still have to get up and go to work. Yes you do. Yes you do. Yes …
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