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

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July 19 (Reuters) – A Google Cloud data center in London faced an outage on Tuesday, according to an update on the Alphabet Inc unit’s status page (GOOGL.O), as temperatures at the UK reached an all-time high.

Google Cloud said it was a “cooling-related” outage in one of the buildings and began at 1:13 p.m. ET (6:13 p.m. BST).

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

Britain recorded its hottest day ever on Tuesday, with the temperature rising above 40C (104F) as a heatwave gripping Europe intensified, forcing train tracks to warp and fuel a series of fires across London. Read more

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Reporting by Yuvraj Malik in Bangalore; Editing by Krishna Chandra Eluri

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