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Surrey
—  City and Capital District  —
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Official seal of Surrey
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Surrey is the capital of Albury and is the second-largest city in the country after Sydney. Inhabitants of Surrey are called Surrians, comprising a cosmopolitan and international population. Surrey is located between the states of New South Wales and Victoria, located in its own federal city division.

Surrey was established by in 1836 by explorers Hume and Hovell arrived at what their maps named 'Crossing Point', but is now known as the Murray River at Albury, on 16 November 1824. They named the river the Hume River, after Hume's father, and the next day inscribed a tree by the river bank before continuing their journey south to Westernport in Victoria, 

Surrey is a leading global city, with strengths in the arts, commerce, education, entertainment, fashion, finance, healthcare, media, professional services, research and development, tourism and transport all contributing to its prominence. It is one of the world's leading financial centres and has the fourth-largest metropolitan area GDP in the world depending on measurement.

Currently the city proper has 7 million people, which is as much as London. The Metropolitan region has a total of 13 million. 

Geography

Surrey sits on the Maclntyre river basin. It is located within the states do Queensland and New South Wales, near the Great Dividing Range.

Climate

Surrey
Climate chart (explanation)
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17
 
29
23
 
 
23
 
29
22
 
 
13
 
29
21
 
 
6.5
 
28
19
 
 
13
 
26
18
 
 
14
 
24
17
 
 
7.8
 
22
15
 
 
9.2
 
23
19
 
 
8.4
 
25
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26
22
 
 
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Average max. and min. temperatures in °C
Precipitation totals in mm
Source: WMO

Surrey has a humid subtropical climate (Köppen climate classification Cfa) with warm to hot and humid summers and dry moderately warm winters. From November to March, thunderstorms are common over Surrey, with the more severe events accompanied by large damaging hail stones, torrential rain and destructive winds  The highest temperature recorded was 46.6°C(116°F) in 12 December 2002. In 23 July 1941, the temperature fell below freezing point for the first time as the lowest temperature was recorded: -3°C(26.6°F).

Climate data for Surrey
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 44.6
(116)
45.7
(114.3)
43.8
(110.8)
37.8
(100)
33.8
(92.8)
29.1
(84.4)
27.8
(82)
26.3
(79.3)
36.8
(98.2)
31.9
(89.4)
38
(100)
46.6
(116)
44.6
(116)
Average high °C (°F) 32.9
(91.2)
31.9
(89.4)
28.95
(84.11)
27.1
(80.8)
25.6
(78.1)
23.7
(74.7)
22.6
(72.7)
21.9
(71.4)
21.7
(71.1)
22.2
(72)
26.4
(79.5)
29.7
(85.5)
24.4
(75.9)
Daily mean °C (°F) 25.7
(78.3)
25
(77)
23
(73)
21
(70)
19
(66)
15
(59)
11
(52)
10
(50)
12
(54)
16
(61)
23
(73)
24
(75)
18.72
(65.69)
Average low °C (°F) 21.4
(70.5)
20.7
(69.3)
19.7
(67.5)
15.7
(60.3)
11.9
(53.4)
10.5
(50.9)
10.7
(51.3)
9.5
(49.1)
10.3
(50.5)
14.7
(58.5)
18.3
(64.9)
19.2
(66.6)
5.6
(42.1)
Record low °C (°F) 15
(59)
12
(54)
11
(52)
9
(48)
8.1
(46.6)
5.2
(41.4)
3
(37)
5.9
(42.6)
7.9
(46.2)
10
(50)
11.4
(52.5)
12
(54)
3
(37)
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