Leh in frontier region of Ladakh continued to be the coldest place in Jammu and Kashmir with the cold waves showing no signs of relenting despite a slight improvement in minimum temperature on Sunday.

Leh recorded minus 12.6 deg C as against minus 16.4 deg C the previous night, a MeT spokesman said.

Kargil was the second coldest place in the state with a low of minus 10.2 deg C as against minus 11.6 deg C yesterday.

Kashmir valley also witnessed a slight rise in mercury due to the cloud cover which returned after a couple of days break.

Srinagar recorded a low of minus 2.1 deg C, one notch higher than yesterday’s minus 3.1 deg C.

Pahalgam hill resort in south Kashmir recorded minus 4.2 deg C as against yesterday’s 2.8 deg C.

The famous ski resort of Gulmarg in north Kashmir, which recorded a minus 7.0 deg C the previous night, registered a minimum of minus 5.8 deg C, making it the coldest place in the valley.

Elsewhere, Kupwara in north Kashmir recorded a low of minus 4.3 deg C, followed by minus 4.0 deg C at Qazigund in south Kashmir.