TOKYO -- A tropical depression located south of Japan developed into this year's 12th typhoon at around noon on Sept. 21, the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) announced.
According to the weather agency, as of noon on Sept. 21, Typhoon Dolphin had a central air pressure of 998 hectopascals, and was packing sustained wind speeds of up to 72 kilometers per hour near its core, with gusts reaching a maximum of 108 kph.
Strong winds of at least 54 kph were lashing areas within 240 kilometers southeast and 110 kilometers northwest of the typhoon.
Typhoon Dolphin is traveling north at a slow pace, according to the weather agency. The JMA is calling on people to be on alert for information to be issued regarding the tropical cyclone.