Convert Hectopascals to Bars

Enter the pressure in hectopascals below to get the value converted to bars.

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1 hPa = 0.001 bar

How to Convert Hectopascals to Bars

Calculators can be used to convert measurements from one unit to another

To convert a hectopascal measurement to a bar measurement, divide the pressure by the conversion ratio. One bar is equal to 1,000 hectopascals, so use this simple formula to convert:

bars = hectopascals ÷ 1,000

The pressure in bars is equal to the hectopascals divided by 1,000.

For example, here's how to convert 500 hectopascals to bars using the formula above.
500 hPa = (500 ÷ 1,000) = 0.5 bar

Hectopascals and bars are both units used to measure pressure. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.

Hectopascals

The hectopascal is equal to 100 pascals, which are defined as the pressure of one newton per square meter. The hectopascal is the internationally adopted unit used to measure atmospheric pressure.

The hectopascal is a multiple of the pascal, which is the SI derived unit for pressure. In the metric system, "hecto" is the prefix for 102. Hectopascals can be abbreviated as hPa, for example 1 hectopascal can be written as 1 hPa.

Bars

The bar is equal to 100,000 pascals, which are defined as the pressure of one newton per square meter. One bar is just less than the average atmospheric pressure.

The bar is a non-SI metric unit for pressure. Bars can be abbreviated as bar, for example 1 bar can be written as 1 bar.

Hectopascal to Bar Conversion Table

Hectopascal measurements converted to bars
Hectopascals Bars
1 hPa 0.001 bar
2 hPa 0.002 bar
3 hPa 0.003 bar
4 hPa 0.004 bar
5 hPa 0.005 bar
6 hPa 0.006 bar
7 hPa 0.007 bar
8 hPa 0.008 bar
9 hPa 0.009 bar
10 hPa 0.01 bar
20 hPa 0.02 bar
30 hPa 0.03 bar
40 hPa 0.04 bar
50 hPa 0.05 bar
60 hPa 0.06 bar
70 hPa 0.07 bar
80 hPa 0.08 bar
90 hPa 0.09 bar
100 hPa 0.1 bar
200 hPa 0.2 bar
300 hPa 0.3 bar
400 hPa 0.4 bar
500 hPa 0.5 bar
600 hPa 0.6 bar
700 hPa 0.7 bar
800 hPa 0.8 bar
900 hPa 0.9 bar
1,000 hPa 1 bar