This paper numerically and experimentally investigated the effect of weak crossflow on the heat transfer characteristics of a short-distance impinging jet. The Reynolds number of the impinging jet ranged from 6000 to 15,000, and the mass velocity ratio (M) between the crossflow and the jet varied from 0 to 0.15. The separation distance (H) between the exit of the jet nozzle and the impingement surface equals to the exit diameter (D) of the impinging jet. In the experiments, the temperature distribution on the impingement target surface was measured using a transient liquid crystal method. In the numerical simulation, a multiblock hexahedral mesh was applied to discrete the computational domain, and a commercial CFD package (Ansys cfx-12.0) with a standard turbulence model was used for computation. It was found that compared to the impinging cooling without crossflow, the heat transfer characteristics near the impinging stagnation point remained almost constant. At the same time, the presence of crossflow decreased the heat transfer rate in the upstream region of the impinging stagnation point, while increased that in the downstream of the impinging stagnation point. Taken together, crossflow has a complex influence on the impinging cooling, which is highly dependent on the mass velocity ratio between the crossflow and the jet.