In-fa was forecast to hit Zhejiang province, south of Shanghai, on Sunday afternoon, with showers of 250-350 millimeters (10-14 inches), the national meteorological bureau announced.
“ People shouldn’t voluntarily go outside, ” the office said.
The typhoon previously dumped rain on Taiwan and knocked down tree limbs, but no deaths or injuries were reported. It was carrying sustained winds of 155 kilometers (95 miles) per hour with gusts of up to 191 kph (120 mph).
Hundreds of flights at Shanghai Pudong and Shanghai Hongqiao airports were canceled and more were expected to be canceled on Monday, state television reported on its website. Shanghai closed parks and the riverfront Bund district, a popular tourist area.
Hangzhou International Airport, southwest of Shanghai, also canceled flights.
Train service to Ningbo, a port city south of Shanghai, was suspended, according to state television. The Zhoushan Bridge connecting the islands near Ningbo was closed. Schools, markets and businesses in Zhejiang province were ordered to close early.
On Saturday, large container ships moved from the Yangshan port in Shanghai, one of the busiest shipping hubs in the world. State television said a ship lock in Nantong, which borders Shanghai to the north, stopped releasing ships into the Yangtze River.
Meanwhile, in central China, the death toll rose to 58 after record rains hit the main city of Zhengzhou on Tuesday, state television reported. The rains flooded a Zhengzhou subway tunnel killing at least 12 people, knocked out a hospital and other buildings and left streets full of mud.
Rescuers used bulldozers and rubber boats to evacuate residents from areas that were still underwater, according to Shanghai news outlet The Paper.