Srinagar: The minimum temperature across Jammu and Kashmir improved on Sunday due to cloud cover, breaking the cycle of severe cold, the Met Office said.

An official of the Met department said the nightlong cloud cover lead to an improvement in the minimum temperature.

Against Saturday’s minus 7.2 degree Celsius, the minimum temperature in Srinagar was minus 2.4 degree Celsius on Sunday.

Similarly, in Pahalgam and Gulmarg also, Sunday’s minimum temperature was minus 2.5 degree Celsius and minus 4 degree Celsius respectively, against Saturday’s minus 8.3 degree and minus 7 degree.

Leh also recorded improvement in night temperature from Saturday’s minus 17.5 degree Celsius to minus 12.2 degree Celsius on Sunday.

Drass recorded minus 12.8 degree Celsius as the minimum temperature on Sunday against Saturday’s minus 21.1 degree Celsius.

The minimum temperature in Jammu on Sunday was 6.5 degrees Celsius against Saturday’s 3.1 degrees Celsius.

Elsewhere, Katra recorded 6.6 degrees, Batote 3.4 degrees, Bannihal 1.8 degrees and Bhaderwah 0.3 degree as the night’s lowest temperatures.