The coach of the youth football team that has been trapped in the Tham Luang cave system in Thailand for the past two weeks has sent his "apologies" to the parents of the boys in a scrawled note handed to divers.

The head of the team trying to rescue young footballers from a Thai cave says weather conditions are now "perfect" for an attempt to retrieve the youths, but other challenges remain.

There's no word yet on when any attempt will be made to bring them out and heavy monsoon rains are coming.

Al Jazeera's Scott Heidler is in Chiang Rai.


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