The temperature in Pheonix has almost reached a record-breaking 122 °F (50 °C) recorded on June 26, 1990, and it's becoming harder and harder to escape the insane heat. The flights are being cancelled, and things are literally melting.

Today it's up to 116 °F (47 °C), and 168 °F (76°C) on the concrete. To illustrate just how bad the situation is we have collected some shocking images of things melting in Arizona.

Do you live there? Tells us how you deal with such high temperatures.

 

#1

My Neighbors Put Up This Fake Rock Plastic Wall Over The Winter. It's Slowly Melting Away In The Heat

My Neighbors Put Up This Fake Rock Plastic Wall Over The Winter. It's Slowly Melting Away In The Heat

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Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

Fake rock plastic wall...in a dessert climate zone. Well...challenge accepted, challenge lost...

Anna Andersson
Community Member
3 years ago

i think that would be desert, a dessert can be quite cool :)

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John Ashley
Community Member
3 years ago

There appear to be scorch marks along the ground and grass where the fence is melted. Most likely caused by one of those propane powered, flame throwers used for killing weeds. Either an accident or act of vandalism.

Robb Vaules
Community Member
3 years ago

More than likely an alley fire, not the sun/heat. If it were the sun, why only that part of the wall? Look at the ground damage as well.

Mike M (OB1Coyote)
Community Member
3 years ago

I call BS. I live in Phoenix and this plastic rock wall stuff is all over the place. It doesn't melt in the sun....

Evan DeWitt
Community Member
3 years ago

BS. Notice how the ground is darker in front of the melted part and it's only one small section of wall. The was some kind of fire, car or grass.

Amber Ridgdill
Community Member
3 years ago

ABS plastic has a melting point of 40­°C or 104°F (Really, it's more of a molding point, but either way it gets soft and starts to lose it's shape, like so) Especially if in direct sunlight for several hours.

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Simtek Fence
Community Member
3 years ago

Polyethylene melts at 280 degrees, not at 120. If this were caused by heat, all the panels will be melted, not just the five that are in front of the scorch marks on the grass and on the road where the car caught fire in front of it. Nice try, but this photo is FAKE NEWS to make you feel like it is hot.

Cobraul2
Community Member
3 years ago

In the future, we will see "plastic" women like this. :))

Lauren Elizabeth
Community Member
3 years ago

This picture is false. I live 4 houses down from this home and there is no smaller wall that is melting.

Scott Reiboldt
Community Member
3 years ago

bullshit, why only melting there, this was melted by a fire of some sort, probably a vehicle fire.

M O'Connell
Community Member
3 years ago

It was probably overheated due to reflective siding or a large window on the adjacent building. This kind of thing happens to vinyl siding here in the midwest if something focuses the sun a bit.

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George Hughey
Community Member
3 years ago

Iiiiieeeaaaaaagghh ! ! ! The wall is lava! ! !🌅♨

Spinaap
Community Member
3 years ago

gives it more like a cave look

Donald Paul
Community Member
1 year ago

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Susan Gardner
Community Member
2 years ago

Ugh dumb and ugly. Sorry MEOW

Markus Erhard
Community Member
3 years ago

Fake rock plastic walls? Seriosly, America?

Scott Lothrop
Community Member
3 years ago

The ground and grass look singed next to where the plastic fence is melting ... I suspect this is the scene of the aftermath of a car fire in which the car was parked next to the fence, burned and then was subsequently removed prior to this photo being taken.

Frank Phusion
Community Member
3 years ago

Wow..did someone hold a giant magnifying glass to just one portion of the wall? The sections just behind it and to the sides are all fine.

Mmem Mmemubon
Community Member
3 years ago

Hahaha people do strange things now and them.

Mmem Mmemubon
Community Member
3 years ago

Luckily I don't live there, 47F? God help me!

Some Body
Community Member
3 years ago

Hahaha, f..'n looser. Plastic rocks. A guy probably wear sandals on sucks and play fire in the fireplace from dvd.javascript:void(0);

Violetta Cogoni
Community Member
3 years ago

*deSert climate

Jessica Stohr
Community Member
3 years ago

Not true, if it was, the whole wall would be melting, not just a section. Looks to be caused by fire.

Lorraine Zimmer
Community Member
3 years ago

Way too hot for me. Kamloops is 35c, can,t wait for winter. Ha!

Lorraine Zimmer
Community Member
3 years ago

Way too hot for me. Even Kamloops is 35c.. Anxious for winter. Ha!

Susann Campbell
Community Member
3 years ago

This is how ancient ruins are made.

Noctua
Community Member
3 years ago

Looks like melting chocolate.

Sue Lowe
Community Member
3 years ago

I think that that's the best thing for the ugly wall anyway!

Tracey Martens
Community Member
3 years ago

No kidding. Who puts up a plastic wall?

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DancingToMyself
Community Member
3 years ago

Plastic wall, like outdoors fence? Really never heard of it.

Betty Visotski
Community Member
3 years ago

Sorry but not a smart idea

Oscar
Community Member
3 years ago

Goodness!

Sara Jane
Community Member
3 years ago

Well Australia regularly reaches 53+ Celsius. These temps are no big deal. And they make their walls like this OUT OF BRICK!

varwenea
Community Member
3 years ago

Very unfortunate. These products never should have been sold in such climate in the first place.

John L
Community Member
3 years ago

Again, light refraction, not atmospheric heat. The unaffected parts were shielded by trees or buildings, as the sun rose. The maker of that inferior quality plastic fence is going to be financially liable for using less resilient plastics. It will probably put them out of business.

Cezara Palade
Community Member
3 years ago

You must be fun at parties :D

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Bertha Garcia
Community Member
3 years ago

Like, I'm pretty sure wood will exponentially caugh on fire

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#2

As Good As Oven

As Good As Oven

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Tyrone
Community Member
3 years ago

Let's all agree that Arizona is hot as hell, just eat the cookie

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#3

Why Complain When You Can Just Use Gloves?

Why Complain When You Can Just Use Gloves?

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Mibo Dumplings
Community Member
3 years ago

How do you take the picture

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#4

When It's So Hot In Phoenix, Even The Street Signs Are Melting

When It's So Hot In Phoenix, Even The Street Signs Are Melting

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Anjali
Community Member
3 years ago

The 'a' looks like a smiling face and 'o' looks like a mouth

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#5

Puppy Feet Are Frying

Puppy Feet Are Frying

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Caitlyn McCracken
Community Member
3 years ago

Poor baby!! It would be so hard to have a dog in that heat

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#6

This Plastic Mailbox Melted Due To The Heat In Mesa, Arizona

This Plastic Mailbox Melted Due To The Heat In Mesa, Arizona

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varwenea
Community Member
3 years ago

This sure makes it difficult for the mailman to deliver the mail.

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#7

Took Advantage Of The Heat In Scottsdale And Baked Cookies In The Car

Took Advantage Of The Heat In Scottsdale And Baked Cookies In The Car

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Zori the degu
Community Member
3 years ago

That's genius, but also slightly creepy.

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#8

Arizona So Hot Weather Map Almost Runs Out Of Colors

Arizona So Hot Weather Map Almost Runs Out Of Colors

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DancingToMyself
Community Member
3 years ago

Looks like Hell - literally I mean. :/

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#9

It's So Hot In Arizona Our Cactus Melted

It's So Hot In Arizona Our Cactus Melted

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Tim Morris
Community Member
3 years ago

That's not melting, that's a slow painful death by wilting.

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#10

Airplanes Can't Fly Because It's Too Hot

Airplanes Can't Fly Because It's Too Hot

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Den Star
Community Member
3 years ago

They have cancelled or postponed flights in Palm Springs, CA also, same reason. It's not all that uncommon in Palm Springs.

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#11

Scorpions Get Hot Too! Woman Finds Desert Critter Taking A Dip In Her Pool

Scorpions Get Hot Too! Woman Finds Desert Critter Taking A Dip In Her Pool

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Tim Morris
Community Member
3 years ago

It may have just fallen it, or it may have been drying out and needed to re-hydrate its book lungs.

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#12

It's So Hot In Phoenix, The New @jasonisbell Record Was Delivered Today And Sat In The Mailbox For Only An Hour, And Got This Badly Warped 😕

It's So Hot In Phoenix, The New @jasonisbell Record Was Delivered Today And Sat In The Mailbox For Only An Hour, And Got This Badly Warped 😕

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Blue Cicada
Community Member
3 years ago

Kudos to you for appreciating the sound of vinyl! Hope you can get that replaced.

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