"Leh recorded a minimum temperature of minus 23.6 degrees Celsius which is the coldest of this winter," a MET department official said.
The cold wave has also intensified in Gulmarg skiing resort in north Kashmir and Pahalgam health resort in south Kashmir, where mercury plunged 12 degrees below freezing point. This was the coldest night in both tourist places this winter.
The officials also informed that the summer capital of Jammu kashmir, which witnessed minimum of 0.8 degrees above melting point of ice on Jan 1, plunged to minus 2.4 degrees Celsius on Jan 2.
Meanwhile, two-way traffic has been resumed on Jammu-Srinagar National Highway, the only road link between Kashmir and rest of the country.
(With inputs from PTI)