What record?

Reading the SMH this morning and I stumble across this:

Rain over Sydney city hit a record-breaking 352 millimetres for the month, the wettest month in Sydney since 2001 and the wettest June in Sydney since 1975

Exactly what record was broken here? It’s not the wettest month – we clearly had a wetter month in 2001, hence it being the wettest month since then. It’s not the wettest June – we had a wetter June in ’75, and this is just the wettest since then.

How is it record-breaking then? Surely they don’t mean that “Wettest June since 1975” is a record? If it is, then today is going to be record breaking as well – it’s shaping up to be the wettest day since yesterday!

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