The horizontally oriented jet flame induced by rectangular source impinging upon the opposite wall is actually common in the chemical industry, but the related studies are limited. In this paper, the computational fluid dynamics codes are carried out to investigate the temperature profile in thermal impinging flow of the horizontally oriented methane jet flame with rectangular source, which the rectangular orifice is 400 mm 2 with three different aspect ratios (L/W = 1, 2, 4); besides, the jet velocities vary from 27.5 m/s to 125 m/s. As the horizontally oriented methane jet flame impinges on the vertical plate in front of the fuel orifice directly, the vertical temperature along the opposite plate is focused on. Results show that the temperature near the impingement point is the same for different jet velocities, but the temperature along the vertical direction is larger with increasing fuel jet velocity. Moreover, the orifice aspect ratio has a significant effect on the temperature, which increases with the aspect ratio at a given position for the momentum-controlled flame. The effective heat release rate on the basis of unburned fuel and ellipse flame shape hypothesis is put forward to correlate the temperature profile. Finally, a new correlation to illustrate the vertical temperature rising along the opposite plate is proposed in light of the orifice aspect ratio and fuel jet velocity, and the predictions obtained by the proposed model agree well with the numerical results, which is applicable for the horizontally oriented flame with rectangular source impinging upon the opposite wall.