In Shanghai has canceled more than 160 flights due to heavy rains

CC BY 2.0 / sama093 / PlaneСамолет Boeing 737. Archival photoIn Shanghai has canceled more than 160 flights due to heavy rainsCC BY 2.0 / sama093 / Plane

The ongoing rainfall due to the approaching Typhoon «Yagi» became the reason of cancellation 166 flights at the international airport of the Chinese metropolis of Shanghai on Sunday, according to the air port.

As at 20.00 local time (15.00 GMT), the airport received 495 flight, with 489 flew planes. Some flights delayed, the average delay is 2 to 4 hours.

Bad weather has affected the schedule of several flights of the Russian airline Aeroflot cancelled the flight of «Aeroflot» SU4060 Shanghai to Sanya and flight SU4045 Shanghai-Dalian, two flights to Moscow and one in Harbin departed with a delay. At this late landed flight SU208 from Moscow, and flights SU4068, SU4057, SU4049 in Sanya, Harbin and Dalian, respectively, have been cancelled.

The fourteenth this year, Typhoon «Yagi» will fall on the East coast of China on Monday night, he has already greatly impacted the weather conditions in the Eastern provinces of Zhejiang, Shandong, Fujian, Jiangsu. While meteorologists expect further deterioration in weather conditions, so the situation with cancelled flights could get worse.