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2 July 2015updated 26 Sep 2015 6:46am

Guardian server meltdown liveblog – as it happened

On the hottest day of the year, the Guardian servers went into meltdown. Follow our timeline of key events below.

By Media Mole

There was some gentle teasing of the Guardian yesterday as they ran a liveblog of the heatwave. The blog charted temperatures and asked readers to write in with their keep cool tips.

Unfortunately, nobody was able to provide a tip big enough to cool their King’s Place offices.

At 15:15, Guardian journalist Saptarshi Ray tweeted about the air conditioning: 

And at 15:54, the liveblog went down as the Guardian servers overheated:

By 16:17, the offices were cleared of staff:

16:34, and journalists retired to the pub.

Others went for ice cream:

And a second Guardian liveblog suffered, as chief sports correspondent Owen Gibson noted at 18:25:

Good luck today, Guardian. This mole is relying on your rolling Greece coverage.

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