Typhoon Nida swept through Hong Kong, shutting down much of the financial area and disrupting hundreds of flights with gale-force winds. Hong Kong's first major typhoon of 2016 brought gusts of more than 100 kilometres per hour (62mph). More than 150 flights were cancelled, leaving thousands of passengers stranded at the airport.

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A man takes a photo of an uprooted tree after Typhoon Nida hit Hong KongTyrone Siu/ Reuters
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Rescue workers attempt to secure damaged bamboo scaffolding at the top of a buildingAnthony Wallace/AFP
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People struggle to stay upright as they are battered by strong windsLam Yik Fei/Getty Images
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Heavy rain and strong waves pound Hong Kong's Victoria HarbourLam Yik Fei/Getty Images
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A man watches as Typhoon Nida passes through Victoria HarbourLam Yik Fei/Getty Images
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Passengers queue after the cancellation of flights at the international airport in Hong KongAnthony Wallace/AFP
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A passenger sleeps as he waits to find out the status of his flight at the international airport in Hong KongAnthony Wallace/AFP
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A car drives under trees uprooted by strong winds Tyrone Siu/Reuters
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Firefighters remove fallen trees at Tsim Sha Tsui in Hong KongLam Yik Fei/ Getty Images

Although the city's ferry, tram and bus services gradually resumed in the afternoon, trading in Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEx), including Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect trading, and the derivatives market, were suspended for the rest of the day.

Nida then moved northwest to mainland China, bringing high winds and heavy rain to parts of Guangdong province. Airports in the southern part of the province, including Shenzhen and Zhuhai, cancelled most flights while more than 35,000 people were evacuated, state media reported.

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Damage on a street in the town of Liaogao in Tongren, in southern China's Guizhou provinceAFP
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Fishing boats are docked in a port as Typhoon Nida approaches Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, ChinaChina Daily/Reuters
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The aftermath of Typhoon Nida in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen, in Guangdong provinceAFP/ Getty Images
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Chinese workers rest at Nansha Stadium as Typhoon Nida hit the area in Guangzhou, south China's Guangdong provinceAFP/ Getty Images

Large parts of China have seen heavier than usual seasonal rainfall this summer, leading to widespread flooding and scores of deaths.