Crkvice is a village on Orjen mountain in Montenegro and is the wettest inhabited place in Europe (although uninhabited locations such as Mýrdalsjökull in Iceland receive significantly more precipitation). The average annual precipitation for the period 1931-1960 was 4927 mm (l/m²) and for 1961-1990 4631 mm. The highest amounts per year surpass 7000 mm with an all time historic high at 8036 mm (1937).
Crkvice is within the Mediterranean subtropical belt. While summers are hot and sunny, autumn, winter and spring are rainy seasons. A peculiarity of the littoral Dinarids is the precipitation regime as the cities in Orjen receive more precipitation than any others in Europe. Like the monsoon rain it is seasonally distributed, thus November thunderstorms sometimes pour 2000 liters of water in several days, while August is frequently completely dry leading to forest fires.
With a maximum discharge of 350 m³/s water one of the biggest karst springs, the Sopot spring, is a remarkable indicator of this seasonality. Most of the time it is inactive but after heavy rain a remarkable waterfall appears 20 m above the Bay of Kotor.