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Thursday, 2nd October 2008
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Extreme weather warnings remain as Jangmi passes

Weather warnings have been kept in place throughout Japan as Tropical Storm Jangmi changes direction and begins to fade.

Bloomberg reports the centre of the storm was passing over islands to the south of Kyushu, south-western Japan this morning.

On Tuesday (September 30th), Tangashima Island in Kagoshima Prefecture witnessed rainfall of 65mm per hour, reports the Japan Times.

The Japan Meteorological Agency said the storm's winds had weakened to 65 kilometres (40 miles) per hour - down from 83 kph yesterday.

Meanwhile, Japan Airlines - the biggest carrier in terms of sales - cancelled eight of its scheduled flights to and from Kyushu today (October 2nd).

Skynet Asia and Japan Air Commuter also announced the cancellation of flight to the area.

The Hong Kong Observatory has officially designated Jangmi - which means rose in Korean - as the 19th storm of the north-west Pacific cyclone season.