Delhi temperature dropped on Thursday as thunderclouds covered the national capital in the evening bringing some respite from over two days of sweltering heat.

The change in weather in the national capital came a day after a sudden bout of fresh snowfall in parts of Himachal Pradesh and weather disturbances in the eastern coast of the country.

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) had earlier forecast thunderstorm and dust storm in the national capital.

According to weather.com, the maximum temperature in Delhi was 39 degrees Celsius at 5.30 pm on Thursday. The minimum was recorded at 26 degrees Celsius.

Humidity was recorded at 27 per cent and the wind speed was 16 km per hour.

There is a possibility of thunderstorm in the capital on Thursday evening.

Weather.com said that the wet weather conditions, which are likely to prevail in northern parts of the country, can be linked to the prevailing Western Disturbance (WD) and its induced cyclonic circulation over the region.

The national capital on 30 April recorded a maximum temperature of 43.7 degrees Celsius, which was the highest for the season so far.

Air quality will, however, range from poor to very poor across the country, especially in Delhi.

The IMD has predicted thunderstorm in Uttarakhand, Gangetic West Bengal, parts of Jharkhand, Bihar and eastern Uttar Pradesh for 3 May.

According to the weather department, wet conditions are most likely to prevail till 4 April as Cyclone Fani approaches the eastern coast of the country.

The cyclone is expected to hit Odisha on 3 May at wind speeds of 200 kmph.