Millibar is a metric unit of pressure mainly used in European countries and is derived directly from the bar pressure unit which equals 1,000 mbar. In SI units 1 mbar equals 100 pascals.

The millibar is most commonly used to measure barometric pressure for meteorological purposes and low range gas pressures due to its very small value.

In recent years the mb pressure unit has been replaced by the hPa (hectopascal) which is exactly the same value. However the millibar has been used by many people for many years so it will be a long time before its use is completely phased out if at all.

There are three common abbreviated forms used to identify millibar pressure unit which are mb, mbar and mbr.

You can convert a millibar reading into a different pressure unit by multiplying it by one of the conversion factors in the table below.

Alternatively you can use our pressure converter to calculate the answer instead.

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## Conversion Factors

- 0.001 bar
- 0.0145038 psi
- 1 mbar
- 100 N/m²
- 100 Pa
- 1 hPa
- 0.1 kPa
- 0.0001 MPa
- 0.00101972 kg/cm²
- 10.1972 mmH2O 4°C (39.2°F)
- 1.01972 cmH2O 4°C (39.2°F)
- 0.0101972 mH2O 4°C (39.2°F)
- 0.401463 inH2O 4°C (39.2°F)
- 0.0334553 ftH2O 4°C (39.2°F)
- 0.750062 mmHg 0°C (32°F)
- 0.0750062 cmHg 0°C (32°F)
- 0.0295300 inHg 0°C (32°F)
- 0.750062 Torr
- 750.062 mTorr
- 0.000986923 atm
- 0.00101972 at
- 1000 dyn/cm²
- 0.232060 oz/in²
- 750.062 µHg 0°C (32°F)
- 0.00000647490 tsi (uk, long)
- 0.00000725189 tsi (usa, short)
- 0.00104427 tsf (usa, short)
- 2.08854 psf
- 1.01972 g/cm²

*Please note that the conversion factors above are accurate to 6 significant figures.*

## Conversion Tables

Select a look up table for converting a pressure reading in millibars to other measurement units.

- bar » 1 to 2,000 mbar → 0.001 to 2.000 kPa
- psi » 1 to 2,000 mbar → 0.0145038 to 29.0075 psi
- Pa » 1 to 2,000 mbar → 100 to 200,000 Pa
- kPa » 1 to 2,000 mbar → 0.1 to 200.0 kPa
- inH
_{2}O » 1 to 2,000 mbar → 0.401463 to 802.926 inH_{2}O - mmHg » 1 to 2,000 mbar → 0.750062 to 1,500.12 mmHg
- inHg » 1 to 2,000 mbar → 0.0295300 to 59.0600 inHg
- Torr » 1 to 2,000 mbar → 0.750062 to 1,500.12 Torr

## Help

### 30 mbar to oz/in²

*What is the oz/in² conversion for a 0 to 30 mbar pressure range?*

30 mbar = 6.96181… oz/in²

### 0-300 mbar to inH_{2}O

*How does a range 0-300 mbar convert to inH _{2}O units?*

This graphic shows how the range 0-300 millbar converts to inH_{2}O:

### 0-300 mbar to psi

*What does a 0 to 300mbar range read if converted into psi?*

This graphic shows how the range 0-300 millbar converts to psi:

### 0.5 mbar to inHg

*We are looking at sourcing a vacuum pump from Asia for making RTV silicones which is rated in millibars, what does 0.5 mbar equal in “inHg” ?*

0.5 mbar = 0.014765 inHg (@0degC)

## Measurement Unit Related Terms

More pages related to measurement unit technical terms.

- at – Technical Atmosphere Pressure Unit
- atm – Standard Atmosphere Pressure Unit
- bar Pressure Unit
- cmH2O – Centimetres of Water Column at 4 deg C Pressure Unit
- cmHg – Centimetres of Mercury at 0 deg C Pressure Unit
- daPa – Dekapascal Pressure Unit
- dyn/cm² – Dyne per Square Centimetre Pressure Unit
- ftH2O – Feet of Water Column at 4 deg C Pressure Unit
- g – Acceleration due to Gravity
- g/cm² – Grams per Square Centimetre Pressure Unit
- hPa – Hectopascal Pressure Unit
- inH2O – Inches of Water Column at 4 deg C Pressure Unit
- inHg – Inches of Mercury at 0 degrees C Pressure Unit
- kg/cm² – Kilogram per Square Centimetre Pressure Unit
- kg/mm² – Kilogram per Square Millimetre Pressure Unit
- kPa – Kilopascal Pressure Unit
- ksi – Kilopounds per Square Inch Pressure Unit
- mH2O – Metres of Water Gauge at 4 deg C Pressure Unit
- mmH2O – Millimetres of Water Column at 4 deg C Pressure Unit
- mmHg – Millimetres of Mercury at 0 deg C Pressure Unit
- MPa – Megapascal Pressure Unit
- mPa – Millipascal Pressure Unit
- mTorr – Millitorr Pressure Unit
- N/cm² – Newton per Square Centimetre Pressure Unit
- N/m2 – Newton per Square Metre Pressure Unit
- N/mm² – Newton per Square Millimetre Pressure Unit
- oz/in² – Ounce per Square Inch Pressure Unit
- Pa – Pascal Pressure Unit
- Pressure
- Pressure Units
- psf – Pounds per Square Foot Pressure Unit
- psi – Pounds per Square Inch Pressure Unit
- Specific Gravity
- Torr Pressure Unit
- tsf – Tons per Square Foot (USA, Short) Pressure Unit
- tsi – Tons per Square Inch (UK, Long) Pressure Unit
- tsi – Tons per Square Inch (USA, Short) Pressure Unit
- Water Density
- µHg – Micron of Mercury at 0 deg C Pressure Unit