Severe storm warning active for Wide Bay Burnett

STORM ACTIVE: North Burnett residents can expect a thunderstorm in the next hour.
STORM ACTIVE: North Burnett residents can expect a thunderstorm in the next hour. PM Photography

A SEVERE thunderstorm warning is currently active for the Wide Bay Burnett, with a trough set to deliver rainfall of up to 20mm.

Bureau of Metereology meteorologist Lauren Murphy said the thunderstorms are expected to last through until the weekend.

"We've got an active storm between Mundubbera and Gayndah at the moment, it's a hit and miss but there's a very high chance we will see precipitation today if not Thursday,” Ms Murphy said.

Ms Murphy said the thunderstorms are caused by troughs in the region.

"We've got a surface trough dragging warm moist air from the coral sea moving into South-East Queensland,” she said.

"We've also got an upper trough which will combine with the surface trough, between those two systems, we're seeing unstable air.

Ms Murphy said there's a medium to high chance of seeing significant rainfall over the next few days.

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