However “even stronger gusts of 80mph or higher” could also be possible along coastal regions of the UK.
Along with strong winds, Ciara is also expected to bring heavy rainfall.
Forecasters are warning of a possible month’s worth of rainfall in one day, with parts of the UK expected to see up to 100mm of rainfall on Sunday.
A Met Office spokesperson told the Telegraph: “We are right in the firing line. Every part of the UK will feel the force of it.
“Potentially a month’s worth of rainfall could fall over north Wales and north west England.
“The average rainfall for February is 97mm whereas the warning shows between 50 and 70mm widely with as much as 100mm.”