Climate of Kamchatka
The climate in general is damp and cool. The climate of low-lying coastline (especially of western coast) is normally colder and has more wind than the climate of the Kamchatka River valley in the central part, which is separated by mountain rangesfrom the prevailing winds.
Territory of Kamchatka
Kamchatka (Kamchatka Region and Koryak Autonomous Area) occupies the area of 472,300 sq. km. (2,8 % of Russia's territory), and includes Kamchatka Peninsula, the Commander, and Karaginsky Islands.
The southern point lays at latitude of 51° north, the northern point lays at latitude 65 ° north. The extentfrom north to south is about 1600 km; and from west to east in the narrowest part it is about 80 km, in the broadest part—450 km.