Europe heat wave breaks Belgian record, mercury to rise more

  • A boy plays in a fontaine in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, July 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

  • People cool off next to the fountains at Louvre Museum in Paris, France, Wednesday, July 24, 2019. Temperatures in Paris are forecast to reach 41 degrees C (86 F), on Thursday. (AP Photo/Rafael Yaghobzadeh)

  • People cool down in the fountains as temperatures reached 30 degrees Celsius, at Toldbod Plads in Aalborg, Denmark, Wednesday July 24, 2019. (Henning Bagger/Ritzau Scanpix via AP)

BERLIN — Europeans cooled off in public fountains Wednesday as a new heat wave spread across parts of the continent and is already breaking records.