Coastal areas in Eastern China are on red alert, bracing themselves for the arrival of Typhoon Muifa.
The notification means that the authorities are preparing to deal with any eventuality and damage that could occur.
Weather experts are predicting waves as high as 10m, heavy rain, and wind speeds up to a 162Km.
Typhoon Muifa, the ninth such storm to hit China this year,is expected to make landfall in Zhejiang province sometime between Sunday evening and Monday morning.
Hundreds of thousands of residents have been evacuated and moved into temporary accommodation shelters ahead of the storm.
Over 200 flights have also been cancelled and train services are also affected. Operations at several oil and container ports have been suspended until the danger passes.