Google Cloud data center in London faces outage on UK’s hottest day

July 20, 2022 - 3:06 PM
The Google Inc. logo is seen outside their headquarters in Mountain View, California August 18, 2004. (Reuters/Clay McLachlan/File Photo)

A Google Cloud data center in London faced an outage on Tuesday, according to an update on the Alphabet Inc GOOGL.O unit’s status page, as temperature in the UK soared to a record high.

Google Cloud said it was a “cooling related” failure at one of the buildings and began at 1:13 pm ET (6:13 pm BST).

A “small set” of customers are impacted, according to the update on the status page. A part of the issue still persists. (

Britain recorded its hottest day ever on Tuesday, with the temperature exceeding 40C (104F) as a heatwave gripping Europe intensified, forcing train tracks to buckle and fuelling a spate of fires across London.

—Reporting by Yuvraj Malik in Bengaluru; Editing by Krishna Chandra Eluri