The weather has gotten uncomfortably hot and humid around the country, says The Spinoff, but how long will this sweaty reality last? According to Auckland Council, our mean annual temperature has risen about 1.6 degrees in the past 100 years. By 2100, our average temperature is predicted to rise 3.5 degrees. Meteorologist and forecaster Ben Noll says our temperatures will never reach that of Australia. Unfortunately he does caveat this with “but our humidity levels are higher”.