The past week/10 days here in Malta has been unbearable heatwise. Much hotter than normal for end of August. We have had a southerly current which has brought extra hot, muggy, stifling weather. The sea is 28C (!) - not sure if it usually gets that warm but seems to be warmer than usual to me. Going in for a swim is not at all refreshing unless you're submerged for about an hour!
The weekend is showing a bit of relief with a moderate North Westerly coming our way, hopefully temperatures will start to go down a bit then.