The Met Office has a yellow warning in place from 12pm on February 8 to 11.59pm on the same day.
A statement from the Met Office says: "Over the weekend wind gusts will widely reach 50-60 miles per hour across many inland areas, with gusts of 80 miles per hour or higher in coastal areas and exposed locations".
Storm Ciara is expected to bring disruptions that may affect some power supplies and transport services.
Met Office chief meteorologist, Steve Ramsdale, said: 'High pressure will build across the United Kingdom on Wednesday with much lighter winds and settled weather forecast for most for the rest of the working week.
And he warned of the risks of "coastal flooding, large winds across sea fronts" as well as possible bridge and road closures. The heavy rain will clear early Friday night and it will turn cold with temperatures falling to between zero and plus 3 degrees with a slight or sharp frost in places.
The spokesman continued: "Heavy snow and strong winds will combine to lead to disruption to travel, especially over higher routes".
"Current indications suggest a very strong and squally southwest wind will develop on Sunday along with heavy rain as Storm Ciara moves eastwards to the north of the country".
Meanwhile, there are yellow wind and rain warnings for most of the country this weekend.
Storm Ciara wind weather warning.
"Our confidence in the forecast means we have been able to issue severe weather warnings well in advance, giving people time to prepare for potential impacts of the storm".
Neil Armstrong, chief forecaster with the Met Office, said the team will continue to monitor.
They warned: "Strong winds will be widespread and last throughout much of Sunday".
The Met Office in the United Kingdom delivered the latest on the storm in its ten-day forecast which also warns that the jet stream will drag cold weather into Ireland and Britain early next week after Ciara passes.