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Torrential rain for Pudong as Bolaven comes closer

By Peter Zhang (Shanghai Daily)

08:27, August 27, 2012

A beautiful sunset in Shanghai yesterday evening, but the city is expected to experience thunderstorms and strong winds from noon today as Typhoon Bolaven approaches its closest point to the city, according to forecasters.(Shanghai Daily Photo)

Bolaven, this year's 15th typhoon, will bring moderate to heavy showers across the city while eastern parts, such as the Pudong New Area and Fengxian District, should expect torrential rain. There could be up to 60 millimeters of rainfall in the eastern districts and flood control and other emergency services have been put on alert. Winds of up to 74kph are predicted.

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